Gospel Values – Meaningful Membership @ SPBC

Below is an outline of a new membership covenant we are creating. Feel free to comment and share constructive feedback. 



µ   Believers in Jesus Christ

  • Ephesians 2:8-10
  • Salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone


µ   Bible

  • Psalm 19
  • Inspired: God revealed through Scripture
  • Inerrancy: God’s word is perfect and without error and trustworthy
  • Infallible: God’s word is true to all it speaks
  • Intimate: God’s word is a treasure for our life and living


µ   Baptist: Southern Baptist Convention

  • Matthew 28:18-20
  • Baptism by immersion (see Pastor Dave’s God & Baptism faq)
  • Baptist Faith Message 2000
  • Cooperative Program: Local Church; ABA; BCMD; NAMB; IMB


µ   Body of Christ

  • Ephesians 4:11-16
  • Christ as Chief Shepherd
  • Congregation
  • Church Council
    • Ministry Teams: Worship, Discipleship, Fellowship-Ministry, Great Commission
    • Committees: Building & Grounds, Deacon, Finance, Personnel, Sunday School, Trustee, WEE, Youth/Children
  • Ministry Staff
  • Pastor(s)


µ   Bylaws & Budget

  • Romans 12:1-13
  • Brief overview


µ   Mission & Values


GOD: God and His Word are central to all of life; THEREFORE, worship is our heartbeat. (cf. Matthew 6:33; John 3:3; Acts 2:38)

–          Biblical Themes: Creation; Fall; Redemption; Restoration

–          Understand the gospel of Jesus Christ, repentance, faith and salvation.

–          Become a worshiper and disciple of Jesus Christ.

Meaningful Membership: I will honor God through faithful personal and corporate worship with my church.

OTHERS: People matter both to God and us, THEREFORE, loving one another is our heartbeat. (cf. 1John 4:7-21)

–          Connect with a small group community to know and be known.

Meaningful Membership: I will honor God through faithful friendships, protecting unity in my church and participate in a small group Bible fellowship (SS or other).



SPIRITUAL GROWTH: Discipleship and spiritual maturity are for all believers; THEREFORE, understanding and applying Scripture is our heartbeat. (Acts 2:42-47; 1 Timothy 4:8; 1 Peter 2:2)

–          Identify talents, gifts, resources and means to serve God and others

–          Understand discipleship is a lifestyle.

Meaningful Membership: I will honor God through faithful discipleship growth, service with my gifts and support financially (tithe and offerings) my church.

PRAYER & PRAISE: Prayer and praise toward God is a lifestyle and a community experience; THEREFORE, seeking and treasuring Jesus in all things is our heartbeat (cf. 1 Corinthians 10:31; Psalm 100).

–          Learning a God-centered vision for life in view of eternity

Meaningful Membership: I will honor God through faithful prayer and testimony of my church.

EVANGELIZING: Glocal (local & global) evangelism and missions are a priority; THEREFORE, intentional relationships and strategic partners to make Jesus known is our heartbeat (cf. Luke 10:25-37; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8)

–          Communicating the gospel with others in truth and love.

Meaningful Membership: I will honor God through faithful living and sharing the gospel with others.

LEADING GENERATIONS: Leaders in the home, church and community are essential to future spiritual legacy, THEREFORE, developing leaders in each of these areas is our heartbeat (cf. Deuteronomy 6; Psalm 78).

–          Faith starts with individuals and leads out from the home, church and world.

Meaningful Membership: I will honor God through faithful investment of growing godly generations.



SIGNED: ______________________________                       DATE:_______________

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